Etymology
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becalm (v.)

1550s in nautical use, "deprive a ship of wind," from be- + calm. Meaning "make calm or still" is from 1610s. Related: Becalmed; becalming.

updated on April 26, 2017

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Definitions of becalm from WordNet

becalm (v.)
make steady;
Synonyms: steady / calm
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.